Dorota Senger

Dorota Senger has been working with us since the end of 2013, while completing her legal practice course at The Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Gdańsk. She finished her legal studies at Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk. Already during studies she had been working as an apprentice in law firms in Tricity. Her professional experience was the basis for master thesis from the area of civil procedure.
Since July 2015 she has been admitted to the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Gdańsk as a legal counsel. Dorota deals with copyrights, law of new technologies, industrial property (especially in trademarks) and competition matters. In her legal practice she renders legal services to entrepreneurs (mainly from ICT branch), prepares formal legal opinions, assists clients in litigation, drafts and negotiates contracts and gives legal advice. Dorota works in English on a daily basis.

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The european view on legality of links

Dorota Senger

Link – i.e. a reference to another file or website is a convenient navigation tool and plays a vital role in websites’ SEO. However, embedding a link can be a risky business if it leads to a file or a website containing copyrighted work. Recently highest European courts were to decide whether the linking itself breaches the copyrights to the work to be find under the link by exposing it to the audience (legal term: dissemination) or not. Due to the scale of linking the judgment can be of interest of many IT professionals.

Most recent judgment in the case of Svensson and others against Retriever Sverige AB of the Court of Justice of European Union dated February 13th, 2014 (C-466/12) answers a couple of questions: whether embedding a link to copyrighted work by someone else than a copyright holder is actually an act of making the work available for the audience (dissemination)? Furthermore does it depends on the access restriction (e.g. a fee for the access) to the website where the work was originally posted?

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